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National Black Law Students Association  
 ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION BYLAWS
 ARTICLE I – OFFICERS Members seeking election to Regional Offices, before being officially recognized as a candidate, must sign a statement that statement includes; 1) the fiduciary duty of Board Members of the Association; 2) a description of the duties of the particular office; and 3) a pledge to fulfill the purpose of RMBLSA pursuant to Article II of the Constitution. Section 1 Election Procedures: Officers” shall include a list of the positions available including: a. A list of the positions available b. Job description for each available position, c. And a description of the appointment process. d. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Regional Annual Report; and e. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. Section 2 Elected Officers A. Regional Chair will: 1. Exercise general authority over the business and activities of NBLSA; 2. Coordinate the activities of the National Executive Board to ensure implementation of all internal and external tasks; 3. Chair all National Board meetings; 4. Present ideas and propose directions for the organization; 5. Preside over the General Assembly; 6. Serve as an ex-officio member of all RMBLSA committees; 7. Co-sign with the Regional Treasurer, all checks issued by RMBLSA; 8. Produce a quarterly report to be distributed to the Regional Executive Board that details the status of RMBLSA; 9. Attend Regional Conferences as the Regional Executive Board representative whenever financially and logistically feasible; 10. Appoint other staff persons and committees in accordance with Article V, Section 5(e) of the 1. Constitution; 11. Appoint new board members to vacant board positions with the consent of the remaining board members; after the remaining board members are given the opportunity to review the resumes of all other applicants; upon notice to the membership in the “Call for Appointed Officers” which is disseminated to the membership via email 12. The Chair shall conduct the appointment process in the following manner: a. No later than 3 business days after receiving the applications for appointed officers, provide copies of the resumes and letters of intent from all prospective appointees to the incoming Executive Board. b. The chair shall provide a disclosure statement to the incoming Executive Board, providing full explanation of any past relationships with the prospective appointees.


c. The Chair shall make recommendations to the voting members of the Regional Executive Board. Appointment shall be conditioned upon simple majority vote of voting, elected members of the Regional Executive Board (i.e., Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Regional Chairs, Director of Thurgood Marshall, Director of Fredrick Douglass, Director of Programming, and Director of Community Service). d. In the event of a tie, the Chair shall cast the tie-breaking vote. B. Regional Vice-Chair will: 1. Exercise general executive authority over the business and activities of RMBLSA, and chair all Regional Executive Board meetings and other functions in the event of the incapacity or absence of the Regional Chair; 2. Serve as an internal manager to the Regional Executive Board and oversee all intra-board relations; 3. Serve as an ex-officio member of all RMBLSA committees; 4. Ensure that the annual Regional Conventions strategy reflects the National ideas and focus; 5. Attend Regional Conventions as the Regional Executive Board representative when the Chair is unable to attend, whenever financially and logistically feasible; 6. Develop and finalize the Regional Executive Board meeting agendas in accordance with the ideas and input of the Regional Chair; 7. Serve as Chair of the Grievance Committee and present periodic reports to the National Chair; 8. Evaluate National projects, programs, and initiatives proposed by Regional Executive Board members; 9. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 11. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Regional Annual Report; and 12. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. C. Regional Secretary will: 1. Maintain and distribute the minutes and agenda for all meetings of the Board and the Assembly; 2. Develop an operational calendar of Regional events; 3. Disseminate a copy of the Regional calendar to the Regional Chairs and the Chapter Presidents; 4. Maintain adequate distribution of the official RMBLSA stationary to all executive board members; 5. Coordinate the National Board meetings, including the meeting sites; 6. Collect and maintain the officers’ reports for the Regional Board meetings; 7. Utilize audio and/or video technology to record Plenary sessions at the Regional Convention; 8. Maintain frequent communication with Regional Secretaries; 9. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the 10. Board, or the Assembly may assign; 11. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the NBLSA National Annual Report; and 12. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. D. Regional Treasurer will: 1. Handle all funds and securities of RMBLSA and ensure that they are deposited in such facility, and in such a manner, as the Board may designate; 2. Assure that entries are regularly made in the financial records, accounting for all funds received and disbursed by RMBLSA; 3. Submit the financial records of RMBLSA to a Certified Public Accountant; 4. Determine, together with the other National officers, the allocation of the RMBLSA financial resources to allow for a steady cash flow;


5. Provide financial reports at each Regional Executive Board meeting; 6. Design, implement, and monitor a financial policy related to expenditures and cash flow for the Association with the approval of the Regional Executive Board; 7. Develop an annual Regional Budget and submit it to the Regional Executive Board for approval at the first regularly scheduled Board meeting. This Regional Budget must include: a. statement of accounts; b. statement of unpaid bills with explanation; c. statement of transfers between accounts; d. statement of income; e. detailed account of how all funds were used; f. detailed account of all anticipated expenses based on future program needs, g. history, and accounting for emergencies; and h. all other items the Regional Treasurer deems necessary. 8. Present a Regional Financial Report at the final meeting of the General Assembly at the Regional Convention; 9. Co-sign, with the Regional Chair, all checks issued by RMBLSA; 10. Evaluate alternative dues petitions pursuant to Article VIII, Section 2 of the Constitution; 11. File annual corporate reports on behalf of RMBLSA; 12. File annual IRS tax-exempt organization forms; 13. Serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee and present periodic reports to the National Chair; 14. Maintain frequent communication with Regional Treasurers; 15. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 16. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Regional Annual Report; and 17. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. E. Regional Director of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition (“FDMCC”) will: 1. Appoint a Regional Moot Court Review Board (“RMCRB”). Now, therefore, be it that the Review Board is made up of at least one law school professor, at least three but no more than five practitioners of at least one year of appellate experience, and one BLSA alum who has competed within the last five years. Now, therefore, be it that it is not at the discretion of the Regional and National Moot Court Directors when competitors receive their score sheets if at all. Be it further resolved that at the conclusion of each round on the regional and national level that competitors are entitled to view their score sheets. 2. Coordinate the Annual Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition according to the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Handbook which includes, but is not limited to: a. a preliminary, substantial draft of the FDMCC problem must be completed by July 25th of each year; b. a final draft of the FDMCC problem must be completed by the end of the third week of August of each year; and c. the FDMCC must be distributed to all schools via the RMBLSA website and/or a widely acceptable computerized legal research database (e.g. Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis) by September 15th of each year. 3. Actively seek accreditation and recognition for the FDMCC among legal institutions, organizations, and the legal community; 4. Determine the initial registration fee for the FDMCC and present it to the Regional Executive Board for approval; The Regional Director of FDMCC should factor in the amount of dues and location of the Regional Convention and any other fiscal matter bearing on the cost of participating in the FDMCC;


F. Regional Director of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition (“TMMTC”) will: 1. Appoint a Regional Mock Trial Review Board (“NMTRB”) be it that the Review Board is made up of at least one law school professor, at least three but no more than five practitioners of at least five years litigation experience, and one RMBLSA alum that has competed within the last five years. Now, therefore, it is not at the discretion of the Regional Mock Trial Director when competitors receive their score sheets if at all. Be it further resolved that at the conclusion of each round on the regional and national level that competitors be entitled to view their score sheets. The Regional Director of TMMTC is charged with the preparation, dissemination, and operation of the TMMTC. He/She has the ultimate decision making authority over solicitation and purchasing of the problem and the official rules, subject to ultimate approval by the Regional Executive Board; and the RMTRB is an external sub-committee of the RMBLSA Regional Executive Board and reports directly to the National Director of TMMTC. The National Director of TMMTC is charged with the fiduciary duty of reporting findings, comments, and concerns of the NMTRB to the National Chair and the National Executive Board. 2. Appoint a Regional Mock Trial Specialist (“RMTS”). The RMTS must be a RMBLSA member in good standing to serve; his/her appointment is subject to approval by the Regional Executive Board. 3. Coordinate the Annual Regional Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition according to the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Handbook, which includes: a. a preliminary substantial draft of the TMMTC problem shall be completed by July 25th of each year; b. a final draft of the TMMTC problem must be completed by the end of the third week of August of each year; and c. the TMMTC must be distributed to all schools via the RMBLSA website and/or a widely acceptable computerized legal research database (e.g. Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis) by September 15th of each year of competition. 4. Actively seek accreditation and recognition for the TMMTC among legal institutions, organizations, and the legal community. 5. Determine the initial registration fee for the TMMTC and present it to the National Regional Executive Board for approval. The Regional Director of the TMMTC should factor in the amount of dues, location of the National Convention, and any other fiscal matter bearing on the cost of participating in the TMMTC. 6. Conduct an annual Directors of TMMTC meeting, held in conjunction with the annual Directors of FDMCC meeting, in August of each year where the Regional Directors of the TMMTC (or persons charged with the administration of the TMMTC at the regional level, if none then the Regional Chair) will be charged to attend. The purpose and schedule of the annual meeting is: a. to instruct all Regional Directors of TMMTC on the proper administration of the competition at the Regional level; b. to go through the rules and procedures of communication, competition, eligibility, and the like; c. to disseminate one (1) copy of the TMMTC Competition Handbook, as amended, to each Regional Director of TMMTC; a. to advise or instruct the Regional Directors of TMMTC on any other administrative, fiscal, procedural, or otherwise that is pertinent to the competition; and 7. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 8. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Annual Report; and 9. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. G. Regional Director of Community Service will:


1. Coordinate and execute all community affairs project undertaken on a Regional level; 2. Provide for the recognition of six chapters, one from each region, who have developed model Community Service programs; 3. An outline of the model programs recognized during the Regional Convention. 4. Organize the Community Service project to be conducted during the Regional Convention; 5. Maintain frequent communication with Chapter Directors of Community Service; 6. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 7. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA National Annual Report; and 8. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. H. Regional Director of Programming will: 1. Oversee all facets of RMBLSA Programming and coordinate with individual Directors to ensure that all programming deadlines are adhered to (i.e., Academic Retreat, Job Fair, Mock Trial/Moot Court competitions during convention, fundraising, etc) 2. Develop and evaluate Regional programs that keep with the goals of RMBLSA; 3. Work with the Regional Chair to develop and coordinate uniform programs to maintain the goals of RMBLSA; 4. Oversee the Regional programs funded as National projects 5. Develop methods to facilitate the implementation of Regional programs at the local level; 6. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 7. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Regional Annual Report; and 8. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. 9. Request calendars from local chapters and ensures that adequate and successful events are held 10. Coordinate with Chair, Vice-Chair, and Convention Coordinator on all Convention keynote speakers I. Attorney General will: 1. Research current legal issues facing the African-American Community; 2. Prepare memoranda to increase RMBLSA awareness of legal issues; 3. Prepare Amicus Curiae briefs to support cases affecting the African-American Community; 4. Coordinate with members of Congress to define issues affecting the African American community; 5. Make official statements on behalf of RMBLSA with the approval of the Regional Chair; 6. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 7. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA National Annual Report; and 8. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office.

Section 3 Appointed Officers A. Regional Director of Communications will: 1. Coordinate internal and external communication of information;


2. Maintain and disseminate information on the RMBLSA google group, Facebook and Twitter pages; 3. Shall prepare and review material for the official RMBLSA website as needed; 4. Develop communication policies and procedures; 5. Prepare and submit articles affecting the public image of RMBLSA to other publications, subject to approval by the Regional Executive Board; 6. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 7. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Regional Annual Report; and 8. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. 9. Create and implement innovative method of informing members of Regional events 10. Communicate local events to other Chapters B. Regional Director of Corporate Relations will: 1. Solicit funding from corporate and secondary sources in the form of sponsorships and tax deductible gifts to RMNBLSA; 2. Prepare and finalize the solicitation packets that will be distributed to potential sponsors; 3. Assist Regional Directors of Corporate Relations in developing Regional solicitation strategies; 4. Maintain frequent communication with the Regional Directors of Corporate Relations; 5. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the National Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 6. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMNBLSA National Regional Annual Report; and 7. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office C. Regional Convention Coordinator will: 1. Confirm a Host Chapter for the Regional Convention, subject to the approval of the Regional Executive Board; 2. Be responsible for all facets of the Regional Convention, subject to the approval of the Regional Executive Board, including, but not limited to: a. Convention Site Selection b. Convention Theme c. Develop a Convention agenda d. Event Scheduling e. Marketing f. Registration Activities g. All other duties necessary to execute the Regional Convention 3. Serve as Chair of the Regional Convention Committee; 4. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, or the Assembly may assign; 5. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Regional Annual Report; and 6. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office. D. Regional Director of Academic Development will: 1. Plan, coordinate, and execute the Regional Academic Retreat; 2. Develop methods to implement the Regional Academic Retreat 3. Serve as the chair of the Academic Retreat Committee


4. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board, and the Assembly may assign; 5. Compile a brief synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the RMBLSA Regional Annual Report; and 6. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office E. Regional College Student Division Director (CSD) will: 1. Create pre-law collegiate chapters of RMBLSA; 2. Keep pre-law student and law student members, as well as the Regional Executive Board, informed of the status of the collegiate chapters; 3. Suggest, create, and implement programs, projects, and activities for the development and benefits of CSD: 4. Disseminate RMBLSA information to CSD members; 5. Perform such other functions and exercise such further duties as the Regional Chair, the Board and the Assembly may assign; 6. Compile a synopsis of his/her yearly activities for the BLSA National Annual Report; and 7. Produce an official transition report at the close of the term of office Section 4 Termination of Regional Executive Board Members: Any Regional Executive Board member of RMBLSA may be impeached and removed from the respective position by an affirmative vote of: no less than two-thirds of the members in good standing of the General Assembly; or in absence of the General Assembly; two-thirds vote of all remaining officers of the Regional Executive Board. Succession of Officers: If the Regional Chair is unable to complete a term of office, the Regional ViceChair will automatically become Regional Chair for the remainder of the term. If the Vice-Chair is unable to fulfill this duty, an acting Chair will be elected by simple majority vote of the Regional Executive Board. If any other Regional Officer is unable to complete a term of office the Regional Chair will appoint a replacement with the approval of the Regional Executive Board, to serve the remainder of the term.

ARTICLE II – MEETING Section 1 Regional Executive Board Meeting - Each incoming Board will establish, before the adjournment of the Convention, the time and place of the first regular Board meeting, to be held no later than June 30th. At the first regular Board meeting the Regional Chair will determine the meeting schedule, subject to the approval of the Board. a. Board members are required to attend or send a representative to all Regional Executive Board meetings. b. Regional Executive Board members with absences determined to be unexcused will be expelled from the Regional Board. c. In case of expulsion, the Regional Executive Board will select a new At-Large Board member. d. The Board will not expel members with extenuating circumstances, e.g., death in immediate family or sudden illness. Section 2


Regional Convention General Assembly – RMBLSA must convene a Regional Convention at least once each year prior to the National Convention. The Regional Convention will be conducted in accordance with the NBLSA Constitution, these Bylaws, Uniform Governing Articles of Regions, Regional Bylaws, and any resolution approved by the Regional Executive Board or the Assembly. Section 3 Academic Retreat – RMBLSA will convene a Regional Academic Retreat at least once each year prior to the Regional Convention. The Regional Director of Programming will oversee this Academic Retreat and support the Regional liaisons to coordinate the retreats. a. Regional Academic Retreat will be held in the months of September and October. b. Regional Academic Retreat will be financially subsidized by RMBLSA. c. As a service to dues paying membership of RMBLSA, no additional fees will be charged to participate in the retreat. d. Regional Academic Retreat will be scheduled before and not the day of the National Academic Retreat and Job Fair. e. Regional Academic Retreat will be on the same rotation schedule as the Regional Convention. f. Regional Academic Retreat will be held in conjunction with the Regional Job Fair. Section 4 Regional Job Fair – RMBLSA shall host at least one regional job fair per year prior to the Regional Convention. However, in the event it is fiscally unfeasible for RMBLSA to host a regional job fair, the Regional Job Fair Coordinator shall inform RMBLSA members of any job fair available within the Region, especially those job fairs that target minority applicants. The Regional Director of Programming will oversee these regional job fairs and assist the respective job fair coordinators from each chapter. The Regional Job Fair will be held during the same weekend of the Regional Academic Retreat. Section 5 Plenary Sessions: Per the RMBLSA Regional Constitution, each Chapter will select delegates to represent the Chapter and cast votes on behalf of the Chapter that he/she represents in Regional and National business. The number of delegates will be based on the guidelines set forth in the dues structure outlined in Article XI, Section I of the NBLSA Constitution. a. Delegates must be members in good standing from an active chapter of RMBLSA. b. The Regional Parliamentarian will coordinate the activities of the RMBLSA Regional Plenary Sessions with the assistance of the National Parliamentarian, subject to the approval of the Regional Chair. c. The RMBLSA delegation is designed to make informed decisions on behalf of the Membership of RMBLSA. d. Regional Plenary Sessions will be held at the Regional Conventions at a time and place determined by the Regional Executive Board. Delegates will be provided with the following during this time: 1. all changes to the National Association Governing documents since the previous Regional plenary session; 2. Governing documents include: NBLSA Constitution, National Bylaws, Regional Bylaws, and working rules for that particular region. 3. any proposals presented by any Regional chapter for discussion. Section 7 Conference Calls or Special Meetings – Conference calls or Special meetings for the delegation by conference call may be called by the Regional Chair and the Regional Executive Board. The purpose of the meetings shall be stated in the conference call. No business shall be transacted except that announced


in the call of the special meeting. At least fifteen (15) days notice must be given in order to call a special meeting. Section 8 Quorum: Regional Executive Board: A quorum of the Board will consist of a simple majority. For the purposes of this document, a simple majority establishing a quorum will be defined as one more than half of the elected officers of the Board. General Assembly: A quorum of the Assembly is a simple majority of the active chapters registered at the Regional Convention. Section 9 Regional Convention Election Procedures: Standardized election procedures help to secure the opportunity for as many members of RMBLSA as possible to participate in the governance of RMBLSA. I. Elections: a. General elections are those in which all delegates of RMBLSA are eligible to cast the number of votes allotted to them based on their membership dues, pursuant to the RMBLSA Constitution and these Bylaws. b. Regional elections are those in which all delegates within a particular Region are eligible to cast the number of votes allotted to them based on their membership dues, pursuant to the NBLSA Constitution and these Bylaws. II. Election Rules: a. A member of RMBLSA will seek election to a regional position by filing a declaration of intent by the date specified by the Regional Elections Committee. b. The Regional Elections Committee may approve a declaration of intent upon verification that all requirements for placement on the ballot have been met. These requirements include, but are not limited to, all requirements specified in the Regional Constitution and Bylaws. c. No candidate may hold more than one position on the Regional Executive Board in a given election. d. Campaign materials cannot be displayed nor distributed within thirty feet of plenary sessions, not to include special elections meetings. e. No candidate can exceed the set monetary limit, excluding travel expenses, established by the elections committee. f. Current Regional Executive Board members may not: i. campaign on behalf of other Regional Board members running for office while serving in their official capacity, and if running for office, preside or serve as Parliamentarian in any meeting or on any committee concerning elections, election procedures or campaign activities. ii. Voting for candidates will not be held until the final official day of the Assembly meeting. III. Election Voting: a. Only registered delegates may cast votes. b. A list of all delegates qualified to vote, will be maintained at the polls. c. Absentee voting is not allowed. d. Proxy voting is allowed, pursuant to the Regional Constitution.


e. If more than one candidate runs for an elected office, the winner will be the candidate that receives the plurality of the votes cast. g. If a candidate is unopposed, the candidate must have received a majority of the votes cast. h. If a tie, a run-off election shall be held. f. If a position is not filled at the Regional Convention, the newly elected Regional Chair will appoint someone to fill the position. This appointment will be confirmed by the newly-elected Regional Executive Board. ARTICLE III – FINANCIAL AFFAIRS Section 1 Financing – RMBLSA will be financed primarily by dues, fund-raising activities, donations, and grants. No funds may be expended or otherwise disbursed by RMBLSA other than in accordance with the procedure for the authorization of expenditures in these Bylaws. Section 2 Financial Activities - All Regional financial activities will be for the benefit of all members and chapters in accordance with rules promulgated by the Board. Section 3 Budgetary Process and Authority – Upon receipt of two-thirds vote from the Regional Executive Board, the Regional Budget will be approved. The Regional Treasurer shall then be authorized to approve specific expenditures of funds in accordance with, subject to the provisions of the Regional Constitution and these Bylaws. 1. The Regional Treasurer must report to the Regional Executive Board on actual expenditures from all RMBLSA sponsored activities. 2. Regional Budget line-item whenever the actual expenditures for a given line-item have exceeded the budgeted amount, or appears to likely exceed the budgeted amount before the next regularly scheduled report. 3. The Regional Treasurer must report to the Regional Executive Board on any changes in circumstances which could cause total income to be less than budgeted, as soon as such changes come to his/her attention. 4. The Regional Executive Board may modify the Operating Budget by a two thirds vote. 5. If a situation arises in which funds must be expended to maintain the financial stability and/or integrity of RMBLSA and it is not feasible to conduct a meeting of the Regional Executive Board, the Regional Chair with the concurrence of the Regional Treasurer, may make the decision to incur such expenses as warranted. ARTICLE IV - VOTING Simple Majority Vote - For the purpose of this document, a simple majority vote will be defined as at least one more than half of the votes cast by persons eligible to vote, excluding blanks and abstentions, at a regular or properly called meeting at which a quorum is present. Two-Thirds Vote - For the purpose of this document, a two-thirds vote will be defined as: at least twothirds of the votes cast by persons eligible to vote, excluding blanks and abstentions, at a regular or properly called meeting at which a quorum is present.


Three-Fourths Vote - For the purpose of this document, a three-fourths vote will be defined as: at least three –fourths of the votes cast by persons eligible to vote, excluding blanks and abstentions, at a regular or properly called meeting at which a quorum is present. ARTICLE V – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS Grounds - Failure to perform the duties of the office as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws, or conduct detrimental to the well being of RMBLSA will constitute grounds for disciplinary action. Recommendation - A Regional Board member or any member of RMBLSA may submit to the Board a written recommendation that an officer be disciplined for conduct described in Section 1 of this Article and Article XII of the Constitution. Hearing - The Board, acting on such recommendation, voting by a simple majority may call a hearing on the merits of the recommendation at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting or at a special meeting to determine whether there are grounds for disciplinary action against the officer in question. Such officer will be given reasonable, written notice and an opportunity to defend him/herself at the hearing. Discipline - If grounds for disciplinary action exist, censure or impeachment of the Officer in question is appropriate. Censure - Censure is proper upon two-thirds vote of the Board. Impeachment - Impeachment is proper upon a two-thirds vote of the Board or a two-thirds vote of the Assembly. ARTICLE VI – RESTRICTIONS ON MOOT COURT & MOCK TRIAL COMPETITIONS 1. A Potential competitor of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition (“TMMTC”) or of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition (“FDMCC”) must have been an “active member” of his or her affiliated Chapter for at least one calendar year before the qualification deadline for the respective competitions. 2. An “active member” shall be generally determined by the affiliated Chapter; however, the designation of “active member” shall require more participation in the affiliated Chapter than the payment of membership dues and attending general meetings and social events hosted by the affiliated Chapter. 3. The potential competitor and his or her respective chapter president and team coach shall pledge, in a form designed by the Regional Directors of each respective competition, that the potential competitor is an “active member” of the respective affiliated Chapter. 4. The Regional Directors of each respective competition may, for just cause, waive this requirement for “active” membership for competition competitors. However, this rule should be narrowly tailored to uphold the spirit of this rule. 5. Students transferring from one law school to another and Chapters that have joined the Association less than one calendar year shall be exempt from these rules. ARTICLE VII - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Robert’s Rules of Order - The rules contained in the current edition of Robert Rules of Order Newly Revised will govern RMBLSA in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.


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